James DeBriyn’s practice areas include insurance law, intellectual property, estate planning, probate, guardian ad litem, criminal defense, and real property. Prior to his law career, James was a high school math teacher in Gilbert, Arizona, and later, in Minocqua, Wisconsin. His hobbies and interests are varied, but include golf, web design scuba diving, and general tinkering.

Professional Licences and Memberships

Member of the Arizona State Bar

Member of the Wisconsin State Bar

Western District Bar Association of Wisconsin


University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin

J.D. May 2012

  • Cum Laude
  • Estate Planning Concentration with honors
  • Wisconsin Law Review
    • Associate Member, 2010-2011
    • Senior Online Editor, 2011-2012
    • Managing Editor, 2011-2012
    • Recipient of the Gwynette E. Smalley Law Review Prize for special contributions to the Wisconsin Law Review
  • Judicial intern for Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice N. Patrick Crooks, Fall 2011
  • Student Liaison to the Real Property, Probate and Trust Section (RPPT) of the State Bar of Wisconsin, 2011-2012

Arizona State University, Temp, Arizona

B.A.E. Secondary Education: Mathematics

  • Summa Cum Laude